Category Archives: Roads

Playboy radio at York’s Lincoln Highway Service Station

The several Lincoln Highway slides I include within my History of the Susquehanna Trail presentation always produce related questions; such as this one from Fred Hoover: “Where was the Lincoln Highway Garage that sold radios? My father always claimed it … Continue reading

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York-Shipley connections

My post Quonset huts of York-Shipley in Springettsbury resulted in many reader comments; among them were a host of York-Shipley connections questions: Is Sam Shipley, the president of York-Shipley, related to William Shipley who championed the York Plan during WWII? … Continue reading

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Quonset huts of York-Shipley in Springettsbury

Tom Landis wanted to know, “Is there a story behind the Quonset huts which can be seen across the railroad tracks from Industrial Highway.” These Quonset huts were the first buildings constructed within a new consolidated York-Shipley 40-Acre East York … Continue reading

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Ensuing burials of colonial Spangler bodies

Several YorksPast readers asked me to research the ensuing burials of the bodies unearthed from the colonial Spangler Graveyard; a forgotten private burial ground that was eventually built over in the first block of North Harlan Street within Springettsbury Township. … Continue reading

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Spanglers in York: Plantation of earliest family member

Caspar was the earliest Spangler to settle in York County, Pennsylvania; doing so in 1729 with his brothers Henry and Baltzer following in 1732. Several YorksPast readers wanted to see the whole extent of Caspar’s initial plantation via the same … Continue reading

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Discover the Graveyard of earliest Spangler in York County

Caspar Spengler was the earliest Spangler to settle in York County, Pennsylvania; doing so in 1729 with his brothers Henry and Baltzer following in 1732. In the search for the lost graveyard of Old East York, the burial ground location … Continue reading

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Digging up human bones in Springettsbury

Human bones were dug up on at least three occasions while constructing buildings within the East York tract in Springettsbury Township. A 1927 newspaper article reported, “It is said that the land on which these bodies have been found was … Continue reading

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Freedom Train inside the York Fairgrounds

Inside the York Fairgrounds, Yorkers saw original documents and flags such as: Thomas Jefferson’s rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, George Washington’s own copy of the Constitution, Abraham Lincoln’s draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, the documents signed by the … Continue reading

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Haines Shoe House link to WWI

A procession of historic automobiles took part in a cross country 100th Anniversary Lincoln Highway Auto Tour during 2013. As a stop for the Lincoln Highway caravan the Haines Shoe House was briefly linked to this WWI era Dodge Brothers … Continue reading

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One-room school called Burnt Cabin

Burnt Cabin One-Room Schoolhouse sat on the west side of Vinegar Ferry Road [now River Drive], just north of where the headwaters of main branch of Wildcat Run cross that road in Hellam Township. Katina Snyder submitted three undated photos … Continue reading

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